On This Day

What Happened on January 21, 2008

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
  • The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Smith Jones, last native speaker of the Eyak language (b. 1918)
  • Pam Barrett, Canadian politician (b. 1953)